Reporter at Atlanta crime scene assaulted by security guard

June 13, 2021
Mike Petchenik, a reporter for Atlanta’s WSB-TV, said a security guard at a local mall tried to grab his phone from his hand and assaulted him as he was reporting at the scene of a shooting on June 13, 2021.WSB-TV reported that two 15-year-olds had approached a Lenox Square Mall security guard and shot him, before fleeing to a nearby hotel where they were captured and arrested. The security guard was taken to the hospital for wounds to his chest …

U.S. immigration officials detain Honduran journalist after she requests asylum in Georgia

May 23, 2021
Honduran journalist Thirzia Galeas was detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement when she requested asylum at the airport in Atlanta, Georgia, on May 23, 2021, according to the Committee for Free Expression in Honduras (C-Libre).Galeas is a journalist and human rights activist who worked with C-Libre, a Honduran free expression organization that supports independent journalists. She has also reported in Honduras for the digital news outlet and Reporteros de Investigación.In a written statement, Galeas told the U.S. Press …

Rock thrown through window of WSB-TV news vehicle during Atlanta protest

May 29, 2020
A WSB-TV news vehicle was vandalized on May 29, 2020, during protests in Atlanta, Georgia.Protests that began in Minnesota on May 26 have spread across the country, sparked by a video showing a police officer kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a black man, during an arrest on May 25. Floyd was later pronounced dead at a hospital.WSB reporter Matt Johnson tweeted around midnight on May 29 that someone had just thrown a rock through the back window of …
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